Thursday, October 1, 2015

Save the Hooters!

Hi everyone! October is breast cancer awareness month. This card along with several other projects with a Think Pink 2015 are featured over at the Canvas Corp blog which you can check out HERE.
This card was created with a play on words but with a serious message. Breast cancer can affect anyone. With females it is the second leading cause of death and even though breast cancer is rare in men it is very important to know your facts and be checked yearly.
First I cut a piece of Grey and White Mini Dot Reverse cardstock and folded to create a 6"x6" card base. Next fussy cut an owl from the Birds and Bees on Ivory cardstock.

Cut a 3 1/2"x5 1/2" piece of Pink Lemonade Thickstock, emboss with a geometric design and lightly ink edges and over the raised design. Cut a scalloped rectangle from the Hot Pink and White Damask Reverse cardstock, cut a scallop edge from the Embossed Large Floral White Specialty paper and a 5/8"x6" banner from the Pink and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock. Once everything is cut adhere to the front of the card.

I printed the sentiment from the computer, cut to create a banner and adhered to the card. I pulled a strand of hot pink burlap and made a loop and tied off to create the breast cancer emblem and then finished with sequins and flat back pearls.

If you have any questions please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Robin's Nest: Spooky Girl

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya. I know it has been awhile but I am here as a guest designer for the Robin's Nest. You can hop on over to the Robin's Nest here and check the Halloween card I created.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Tick Tock a Fairy is in the Clock

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a project I created Tim's Holtz's Tick Tock Clock diecut and part of Eileen Hull's  Cookie Box diecut. I had got my inspiration from Lisa's blog and you can find her post here..I had got the clock diecut on clearance but had never used it and after seeing Lisa's take on the clock I just knew I had to create one for myself.

I cut two of the clock images from mat board but cut the top part(the bells and handle) off of one of the dies and then embossed with the Cracked embossing folder

From the cookie box diecut I cut out the "walls" one and a half times and embossed with the Dot Matrix embossing folder.

I sprayed one side of all the diecut pieces with Tattered Angels Verdigris spray and let dry. I absolutely LOVE the end result! The finish gives the clock an old and weathered look. Next I lined the inside of the clock with cardstock from the Conservatory 6"x6" Paper Collection and then adhered all the pieces together.

I added bits and pieces of dried moss to the inside. Then printed and fussy cut the fairy image which I found from the Land of Nod blog and adhered it to moss. I made sure there was a good amount of moss behind the image so it would stand up straight.

I used several different flower punches to create from the following Canvas Corp cardstock: Pink and Ivory Zebra and Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstocks flowers which I shaped and added sequins and Dew Drops to the centers. The leaves I cut from the Gypsy Moments: 12x12 Take Our Breath Away cardstock using the Spring Greenery Diecut which I shaped also.

I adhered the flowers, leaves and pearl sprays around the fairy and to the top of the clock. I can honestly say this is my most favorite the moment! ;-) Thanks to Lisa's blog post I would have never thought to use this clock the way she did. :-)
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Crafty Card Gallery: Be Strong

Hi everyone! It has been awhile but Crafty Card Gallery is back and I am here to share a card that I created. This month's theme is butterflies and this is what I came up with. 
For more info and photos please hop on over to Crafty Card Gallery blog to check out my post here.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Treasured Friend

Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick post about a card I submitted to Scrapbook Generation's Create magazine that was published! EEK!!! It has a lot of great scrapbook pages, cards and tag inspiration and the best part it is fun! :-)
Below is the link to the online magazine. Also it is almost on the very last page. 

I used the monthly sketch that was provided as a download from Scrapbook Generation and this was what I came up with.

I used a variety of Canvas Corp, Robin's Nest and other supplies to create this card. If you have any questions please let me know. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

There was a Fairy that Lived in a Shoe...

Hi everyone! For over a year now I have participated in Eileen Hull's monthly Art with Heart Challenge and this month's I will start as an Inspiration Team  Member for Eileen's Favorite Fall Things Challenge. Yes, you heard me right!!! I was asked to join and of course I said yes!!!

Since I love fairies I decided to create something fun and whimsical with an autumn twist using the 3D Shoe diecut which I cut from Black Mat Board.

I cut from patterned cardstock another shoe diecut and then adhered to the mat board surface, inked with brown chalk ink and then put together.

I laced and tied the shoe some brown twine. 

The image of the girl I found on the Land of Nod blog and the Butterfly Wings are from Altered Pages. I printed both out and then fussy cut and adhered the wings to the back of the girl. Next I stuffed some tissue down into the shoe and glued the girl to the tissue.

 I added dried moss and a mini pine cone around the feet of the little fairy to cover up the tissue paper. Also I adhered lace to the tongue of the shoe along with sequin and mini flat back pearls.

I tied off scalloped edge tulle with metallic floss and bunched up a some seam binding and added around the fairy. I cutting up a fall pick of berries and leaves and also added a couple of flowers and dew drops to finish off this adorable shoe. I can foresee me creating more of these shoes for different occasions.

Be sure to check out this month's Art with Heart Challenge and link up your Favorite Fall Things project for a chance to win the vintage camper diecut that is shown below.
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Good Day for a Wedding

Hi everyone! I am here to finally share the fans (forty of them) I created for my son and now wife's wedding which was last week. I had found in the Silhouette library a 3D Rosette Flower-Dotted design ID #21879 but it was small so I sized it up to 3 1/2" in height and 11 1/8 wide and copied pasted another image onto the design area to be printed.
I used the following cardstocks from Canvas Corp to create these fans: Gold & Kraft Diamond, Gold & Kraft Damask and Gold & Kraft Stripe cardstocks.

After folding and gluing both strips of the rosette together (end to end) I had a circle that had to be "pushed" down to create the rosette. I used a hot glue gun to glue a small Kraft cardstock circle to the center. It dries a lot faster so you don't have to hold it for what seems like forever. Then I repeated the same process on the other side of the rosette.

Since my daughter in law's colors for the wedding was mint green, Lavender and pink I ran cardstock through my diecut machine to cut out several scalloped circles and then embossed with Brenda Walton's Floral Tapestry embossing folder

I adhered those to the front and back of each fan. Along with a wood paddle that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here is a small portion of the fans before I boxed them and since them off with my son before the wedding. :-)

The day of the wedding it rained just a little bit and then cleared up...isn't rain suppose to be good luck for a wedding? But all in all it was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding. The bride was beautiful and all the decorations and special touches truly made this a day to remember. Plus I gained a daughter I never had too. :-)

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!